Alcoholism Essays and Term Papers

Edgar Allan Poe's "The Black Cat"

"The Black Cat," which first appeared in the United States Saturday Post (The Saturday Evening Post) on August 19, 1843, serves as a reminder for all of us. The capacity for violence and horror lies within each of us, no matter how docile and humane our dispositions might appear. - By Martha ...

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Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

was more than just an author. He was a knight, a soldier, a spiritualist, a whaler, a doctor, a journalist, and most of all, he was adventurous. He was not the quiet type of person, so he enjoyed expressing himself. Arthur Conan Doyle was born on the 22nd of May 1859 in Picardy Place, Edinburgh. ...

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Nature / Nurture Or Both !

The controversy over what determines who we are, whether it is Nature (heredity, our biological make up) or Nurture (our environment) is taking a new shape. Through the past decades, psychologists have developed different theories to explain the characteristics of human-beings; how we feel, think ...

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Jack The Ripper

killed five women between the 31st of August 1888 and the 9th of November 1888. They were murdered in Whitechapel and Spitalfields in the East End areas of London, England. The killer was never caught and because of this there are hundreds on his personality and motives. No other killer in the ...

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Franz Liszt And Kurt Cobain

Franz Liszt was one of many classical composers. In some ways, he can be compared to a modern rock and roll star. Franz Liszt was born in Raiding, Hungary, on October 22, 1811. Much like Mozart, he was a very great piano player at a very young age. Liszt composed an opera called Don Sancho at the ...

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John Cheever’s Portrayals Of Suburban Life

Whether incarcerated by the dingy prison walls of Falconer or sailing freely on the Topaz, John Cheever always seems to capture the essence of New England suburban life in a straightforward way. Experience is an exquisite tool to use when writing novels and Cheever utilizes it to the best of his ...

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The Simpsons - A Cartoon Portr

Critics describe the series as "the most realistically surreal cartoon series ever." Former First Lady Barbara Bush commented in an interview that was published by People magazine (September, 1990) that the show was "the dumbest thing I've ever seen." In 1992, a group of parents in Greenwood, ...

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The Bluest Eye By Toni Morriso

The Breedlove family has moved from the rural south to urban Lorain, Ohio, and the displacement, in addition to grinding work conditions and poverty, contributes to the family's dysfunction. Told from the perspectives of the adolescent sisters, Claudia and Frieda MacTeer, Morrison's narrative ...

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Denial

So you don’t think that you are an alcoholic. Chances are that you are not, but this is the thought that many who are unknowingly addicted to alcohol or other mind-altering agents. This barrier is the first of many hurdles to overcome when they are identified as having an addiction ...

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Emile Durkheim & Anomie Or Strain Theory

DURKHEIM AND ANOMIE OR STRAIN THEORY by Brent M. Pergram, Masers of Arts in Sociology Emile Durkheim is the founder of the study of anomie theory or strain theory that believes that anomie or strain causes a person to commit suicide or some other deviant act. This research paper will discuss ...

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Native Americans And The American Dream

Americans have always believed that in a free society people showing individual responsibility and diligence will get ahead. So deeply ingrained is this belief that it is known as the "American" Dream. Dr. Ben Carson epitomizes this American dream. As a poor black male from the Detroit ghetto, ...

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How Can We Control The Drink Till You Drop Mentality At Colleges?

? While I was in college I realized that there was a big problem on campus. My first encounter with binge drinking on a college level was at my soon to be fraternity house at Montana State University. The funny thing was that I looked at the situation as the normal thing to do while at college. ...

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Should Drugs Be Made Legal? (Against)

Should Drugs Be Made Legal? (Against) For several decades drugs have been one of the major problems of society. There have been escalating costs spent on the war against drugs and countless dollars spent on rehabilitation, but the problem still exists. Not only has the drug problem increased ...

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Frank Lloyd Wright Innovator I

Frank Lloyd Wright: Innovator in American Architecture "...having a good start, not only do I fully intend to be the greatest architect who has yet lived, but fully intend to be the greatest architect who will ever live. Yes, I intend to be the greatest architect of all time." - Frank Lloyd ...

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Jim As Hucks True Father

In desperate need of a father figure, Huck, the title character in Mark Twain's The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, connects with a runaway slave named Jim. A father is someone who thinks of the child before himself and loves unconditionally. Huck's biological father, Pap, does not possess these ...

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The Industry Of Fools

The gambling industry of the United States has grown at a spectacular rate since the 1980's. Billions of dollars are spent on various forms of gambling each year from the $1 lottery ticket at the gas station, to the roulette wheel on the strip in Las Vegas. With this enormous growth has come a ...

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Pidgin: Dialect Of English Spoken On The Hawaiian Islands

Pidgin is a dialect of English spoken in the Hawaiian Islands. It consists of the shortening of many words commonly used in everyday English speech. Some examples include, da (the), odda (other), Tre (meaning tree and three), bra (anyone you know), da kine (anything you don't know), cus ...

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Charlie Chaplin

When was a little boy, a sheep escaped on its way to a slaughterhouse near where he lived. Charlie and other youngsters chased the sheep around, laughing and having fun. But when it was taken away, Charlie realized the sad finality of death and cried to his mother. That incident paved the ...

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The Saginaw Song

Here's a poem by a Michigan lad, Theodore Roethke, whose father ran a nursery and greenhouse business in Saginaw. This poem avoids all psycho-babble about love-hate relationships, childhood idealization of the father, family tensions and conflicts, the borderline between play and violence, ...

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Persuasive Essay On Problem Of Gambling

Although many people believe that gambling is good clean fun, I believe that gambling will cost society more than it would benefit. The first reason that society will be hurt from gambling is that even though some casinos create thousands of jobs, there are some downfalls to that. For example the ...

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